Porting Hopscotch to another OS?

thehopscotchteam

#1

Hi, my name is Connell (@ConnellCoder) and I haven’t revisited the Hopscotch forum for over a year. Recently I’ve been trying to implement a better curriculum for computer science at my old elem.entary school. One of the options I plan to suggest is Hopscotch (along with Scratch and ScratchJr), but our school has a lot more computers and android tablets than they have iPads, so can we have a port of HS onto PC/Android/Chromebook, and if we can, when can we expect it.

@OMTL @Liza @Meg @Rodrigo (<-- Are these still the right tags?? Lol I’ve been gone too long :sweat_smile: )


#2

Welcome back! Idk if u needed to tag omtl tho


#3

welcome back!


#4

Tag Liza
Rodrigo
Awesomeonion


#5

Welcome back, dude. I’m confused though, what’s the point of this topic? To promote the idea of HS to schools?


#6

Specific OSes I’ve been thinking about for this:

  • Android
  • Windows 10
  • Chrome OS/Chromebooks
  • Raspberry Pi, possibly?
  • Ubuntu

Any other suggestions?


#7

Oh hey I remember you


#8

Yes, and an android/ Windows/whatever port


#9

Also
Lately many school have been rejecting hopscotch for some reason


#10

Before now my old school had a cruddy curriculum for coding. Even the 5th graders who wanted to learn more about CS were limited to third grade code.org courses


#11

Maybe due to the fact that most kids don’t actually code on HS, just play games, remix other projects, RP, etc.


#12

Oh hey I remember you too :grin:


#13

Do you remember me or am I too old


#14

Isn’t there a restriction for things like that on the HS for School app? I don’t know I haven’t actually tried to talk to them about it yet.


#15

I remember you too! Feels good to be back :smiley:


#16

I don’t think schools can really restrict that. It’s too much work to monitor all of the students’ profiles, and most kids probably wouldn’t follow the rules about projects outside of coding.


#17

Wowww havent seen you here in agess


#18

Well, I have heard of Corellium, and easy way to run a virtual iPhone on your computer. The software itself is launching soon, but I think that it will be paid. I joined their waiting list so I guess that they will send an email about that later:


It is mostly made for mobile device development though, but it will be able to visualize an iPhone and that might be what you are looking for. It’s the best alternative that I can come up with as Hopscotch only is available on iOS if you don’t talk about the web player, of course.

Also, hello @ConnellCoder! Welcome back.


#19

dang i cant seam to find a free ios emulator


#20

No, there aren’t too many. Android emulators like Bluestacks are pretty easy to find, but as iOS isn’t that open source(hopefully I am correct t about that), I think that it makes it harder for developers to emulate it.